Pacific Seafood temporarily closed a plant in Warrenton, Oregon, U.S.A. after a worker tested positive for COVID-19 last week. It was the first positive coronavirus test for Pacific Seafood, which is among the largest seafood companies in the United States.
John King, the general manager of the plant in Warrenton, released a statement late last week saying the seafood giant is now among “many businesses that have been directly touched by COVID-19."
“Our thoughts are with the affected team member, who is resting well at home, and we have no reason to believe that any other team members or products have been affected,”King said.
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Seen as more moderate taxation as previously mulled.
In a press release, the Norwegian government writes that is proposing to introduce a production tax on salmon, trout and rainbow trout in the state budget for 2021. The proceeds from the levy will be distributed to the aquaculture and county municipalities. At the same time, the distribution of revenue from the sale of new permits will changes.
The tax is set at NOK 0.40 (EUR 0.03) per kg of fish produced. This will provide about EUR 44.7 million annually in increased revenues to the municipal sector as of 2022. No surplus-resource rent tax now proposed.
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The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) today published its 2019 annual sustainability report, which provides a breakdown of 15 key sustainability metrics per member company and per region.
These include fish escapes, fish mortality, antibiotic use, sea lice numbers and treatments, and use of marine ingredients in feed.
Two salmon farmers operating in Scotland – Mowi and Grieg Seafood – belong to the GSI, whose members produce around half of the world’s farmed salmon.
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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries group’s online Support for the Fisheries Sector attracted over 70 participants from all over the UK. MPs and high-level officials from across the fisheries sector met via webinar to discuss the support measures put in place to help UK seafood during the coronavirus pandemic.
Notable representatives from Seafish, the MMO, Marine Scotland, DAERA and the Welsh Government all gave presentations, briefing attendees on the support measures available across the UK and for individual countries. Sheryll Murray MP, Chair of the APPG, gave opening remarks, before handing over to David Duguid MP to chair the session.
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The National Fisheries Society (SNP) greeted the start of the First Fishing Season 2020 in the Central - North zone through a statement, with an assigned quota of 2,413 million tons, which was authorized on Friday by the Ministry of Production , through Ministerial Resolution No. 147-2020-PRODUCE.
The president of the fishing union, Cayetana Aljovín reported that the fishing tasks of the industrial fleet, which will begin on May 13, "will be carried out in compliance with a strict health protocol drawn up in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and the production."
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THE train has started to take the strain in moving salmon and other seafood from Norway into key European markets.
A new direct service opened up this weekend from the northern port of Narvik to the southern Swedish city of Malmo where the fish is loaded onto refrigerated lorries for onward distribution to processing facilities in France, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Trains have used Narvik before, but this is the first time for several years they have gone so far and to a destination close to mainland Europe. Malmo is only a short distance from Denmark.
Among the salmon farming companies reported to be using the route are Norway Royal Salmon, Cermaq and Lerøy, but the service, run by the Oslo based transport company CargoNet, is also open to exporters of pelagic and white fish.
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Myanmar’s aquaculture and fisheries sectors are suffering from the collapse in the export trade that has accompanied the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EU and North America account for about 45 percent of Myanmar’s aquaculture and fisheries exports – which were forecast to be worth $750 million in 2020 - while China and Thailand account for the remaining 55 percent.
“Exports have collapsed. All international orders have been cancelled and we have not received any new orders from the European Union (EU) since they are all locked down,” U Myo Nyunt, secretary of the Myanmar Fisheries Products Processors & Exporters Association (MPEA), told the Myanmar Times.
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Celebrate the dates of June 9 and 10, then we will organize HAVBRUK2020 as a digital conference
The Aquaculture Conference is an important meeting place for the Norwegian aquaculture industry and an important space to spread Norwegian aquaculture research. Therefore, it was with great regret that in March we had to cancel the conference due to the COVID-19 situation. Therefore, we have worked with an alternative to the conference and we are pleased to announce that we have decided to host HAVBRUK2020 as a digital conference on June 9-10. The conference will take place around 10-14 both days.
More than 1,000 kilograms of turbot have been donated to local hospitals in Galicia by Stolt Sea Farm, a land-based aquaculture operation with seven aquaculture facilities in Spain.
Stolt Sea Farm, with headquaters in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, produces around 8,500 tons of turbot annually under the Prodemar brand name.
The donations were contributed to hospitals in the Galician provinces of Coruña and Ourense.
“This initiative is the company’s contribution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The object is to help, as far as possible, the hardest hit medical centers in Galicia, whose health workers have been fulfilling such outstanding work,” the company said in a press release. “As part of the company’s sustainability plan, its intention is to keep carrying out these initiatives in the region of Galicia, and collaborate, whenever possible, toward [alleviating] the difficult situation created by the COVID-19 virus.”
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"Brussels has endorsed the Andalusian formula that will allow 19 million euros to be injected into the sectors seriously affected by the closure of the Horeca canal, among which are the ornamental plant and cut flower, red fruits, sheep and goat meat and of milk, extensive livestock and fishing and aquaculture ”, this has been revealed by the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Andalusian Government, Carmen Crespo. The European Parliament, he explained, “has debated the first draft and the measure is expected to be approved shortly. We have opened a door, not only to our community, but to the rest of Spain and Europe ”, he stressed.
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